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RealView's 3-D holographic projection of a heart

The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting brings many cutting-edge technologies to the forefront during its five days of clinical sessions. This is my editor’s choice of...

Despite earlier signs that a less-invasive surgery is safer and better than “open” operations to repair potentially lethal abdominal aortic aneurysms, a clinical study led by a Johns Hopkins...

Congenital Heart Disease Certification American Board of Medical Specialties

More than a million adult congenital heart disease patients in the United States will soon be able to choose a specialist who has demonstrated the unique knowledge and skills their care requires...

December 13, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient implant of its 23 mm Portico transcatheter aortic heart valve using the transapical delivery system.

The latest advances in cardiovascular imaging are usually shown first at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, the largest radiology show in the world, held the last...

At RSNA 2012, GE Healthcare showcased a number of new advanced imaging solutions for the surgical space, helping clinicians see more in the OR. These new innovations from OEC take surgical imaging...

November 21, 2012 — NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) has expanded its family of advanced LED backlight surgical displays with the release of the new 24-inch Radiance G2, 55-inch Radiance G2...

Corindus CorPath robotic system

Hospitals constantly try to predict what the future holds when planning new facilities and equipment purchases that need to last for the next decade. Martin Leon, M.D., attempted to answer that...

October 29, 2012 — Brainlab released Buzz Digital OR, a major step forward in information integration for the surgical suite. Buzz encompasses a vast spectrum, from pure DICOM viewing to complete...

Edwards Lifesciences announced today it received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat high-risk aortic stenosis patients with the Edwards Sapien...

October 12, 2012 — Boston Scientific announced it has enrolled the first patient in the REPRISE II clinical trial to evaluate the safety and performance of the Lotus valve system in up to 120...

Ziehm Imaging Inc. Ziehm Vision RFD C-Arms Hybrid OR

October 1, 2012 — Effective immediately, Ziehm Imaging, a market leader for mobile C-arms, is offering operating room (OR)...

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the saturated U.S. X-ray market will grow slowly to reach a value of $2.8 billion by...

Tiara transcatheter mitral valve

September 18, 2012 — Neovasc Inc. announced that acute results from preclinical studies of its Tiara valve for the transcatheter treatment of mitral regurgitation were published in the ...

ESC Heart Valve Repair Hybrid OR Clinical trial/study

Cardiologists are restricting the use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) to very old or very sick patients at high surgical risk, according to research presented at the European...

Barco MDSC-2226 Hybrid OR Flat Panel Display RSNA 2012

Barco announced the launch of its MDSC-2226, a 26-inch surgical display providing full compatibility with Barco’s networked digital operating room. Featuring an integrated IP-to-AV decoder, an...

Medtronic has reached two clinical program milestones for its CoreValve system in the United States. It completed enrollment in its study of high-risk patients in its CoreValve U.S. Pivotal...

August 14, 2012 — The next five years will see many hospitals in Europe overcoming the high cost and complexity of implementing...

August 13, 2012 — Providers are increasingly focused on using interventional labs in a hybrid operating room (OR)...

August 3, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced it has already received six orders for its Discovery IGS 730 system since receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance in February 2012.